Astronomy Cast

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Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences

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Natural Sciences 11
Science & Medicine 30

Astronomy Cast brings you a weekly fact-based journey through the cosmos.


Ep. 260: The Technology of Lasers and Masers

April 9th, 2012

Episode 293 of 485 episodes

Just when you think you understand it, light will do some amazing things. Just look at the discovery of lasers, and their use in almost every technology you can think of: from cutting, to transmitting information to, yes, astronomy. And nature has figured out its own version of laser technology, called the maser, which has kept astronomers puzzled and excited for years.

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